Windstream has had a rough time with broadband, losing 35,000 subscribers in the past year, but the service provider says that by enhancing its last mile network it can reduce those losses and get back on a growth path.
Zayo Group is seeing that its investment in dark fiber is becoming attractive not only for wireless operators, but increasingly for data center operators that need low latency routes in harder to reach locations.
Verizon's recent announcement to bring FiOS to Boston -- one of the cities that was initially left out of its initial build target-- was driven by a desire to fulfill its wireless LTE and business service desires, its top financial executive said.
Speaking to investors during the Jefferies Communications Conference, Scott Mair, senior vice president of technology planning and engineering for AT&T, said that the service provider is on track to hit a major milestone by the end of the year.
Consolidated Communications' carrier division came off a successful year, building out fiber to a large number of wireless operator towers in its footprint, but pricing remains a challenge.
Cogent Communications may not be exactly where it wants with its NetCentric service business, which sells service to large over the top providers like Netflix and Amazon, but as it makes progress in getting last mile providers to upgrade their infrastructure that connects to the internet, revenues will continue to rise, its CEO says.
Level 3 Communications did not follow the rest of the wholesale provider industry's wireless tower backhaul blitz, but the service provider does see small cells as one of several opportunities for its dark fiber business.
AT&T has been one of the most aggressive telcos implementing SDN and NFV in their networks, and the service provider is seeing its bet pay off to enhance how it delivers services to customers.
AT&T's ongoing FTTH rollout may be designed to provide consumers and businesses with higher speeds, but the service provider is seeing additional benefits from build.
Content delivery network provider Akamai is putting slightly less emphasis on its delivery services for media and entertainment companies and content providers, and is putting more emphasis on performance and security businesses-- a move that appears to be keeping its investors satisfied.